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South Island Survival On-Line Sales

Started Dec 1, 2014 0 Replies

South Island Survival (www.southislandsurvival.co.nz) have just taken receipt of a whole load of Survival aids, tools and equipment. They are…Continue

South Island Survival - On-Line Shop - Market Reseach

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Amos Sep 9, 2014. 8 Replies

South Island Survival - based in Marlborough - already runs Survival Courses. We're looking to expand our Services by providing…Continue

 

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Simon Amos replied to Zebedy Harris's discussion Where to buy a high quality firesteel?
"If you mean a single ferro/magnesium alloy bar, with striker, good for thousands of quality sparks, try here."
Nov 28

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Simon Amos posted a status
Sep 29

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A blog post by Simon Amos was featured

Great Outdoor Expo.

Great to see you at the Great Outdoor Expo. Enjoy using the gear you bought. Thanks for exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences. Not too late to sign up for the newsletter, if you didn't do so. Visit the website and register your interest. http://southislandsurvival.co.nz/contact-us/See More
Jan 5, 2016

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Simon Amos posted a blog post

Great Outdoor Expo.

Great to see you at the Great Outdoor Expo. Enjoy using the gear you bought. Thanks for exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences. Not too late to sign up for the newsletter, if you didn't do so. Visit the website and register your interest. http://southislandsurvival.co.nz/contact-us/See More
Mar 31, 2015

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Simon Amos commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Me, too, Aaron. Thanks for your update."
Mar 28, 2015

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Aaron Kerr commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"I've been trying to source some from overseas, 5 cards @ 5 x Power for around $10.00 US. The guy just got back to me stating that they don't ship to N.Z unfortunately, only U.S and Canada. I shall keep looking."
Mar 28, 2015

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Simon Amos posted a blog post

South Island Survival at Outdoors Expo - 29 March 2015

South Island Survival (Caroline and Simon) have secured a display space at the Marlborough Express Great Outdoors Expo at Blenheim's A and P Showground on 29 March 2015. We'll have survival tools, equipment and Kits for sale; and would love to see you there to 'talk survival'.http://marlborough4fun.co.nz/event/great-outdoor-expo/See More
Mar 26, 2015

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Simon Amos commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Interesting Top Tip - Thanks - I'll give that a Billy whizz. One of the downsides of the Fresnels seems to be the lack of availability of stronger magnifications..........2x-3x seems to be the norm (unless I'm looking for them in…"
Mar 20, 2015

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Aaron Kerr commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Cool, cheers for that, I read somewhere that if you put a drop of water on the center of the lens, it enhances the strength of the focal point."
Mar 20, 2015

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Simon Amos commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Fresnel lenses work fine...they're just a bit odd to manipulate for best effect initially. Instead of a focussed 'circle' of light, though...they generate a rectangle/square affair which just seems weird, although it does the job!"
Mar 20, 2015

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Aaron Kerr commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"All good mate, I forgot to add a small folding saw to that list, it weighs nothing (plastic handle and thin blade) it's about 125mm when folded. Oh and my torch is a P3, not L3 (not sure what happened there). They have a metal clip on the side,…"
Mar 19, 2015

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Simon Amos commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Mate, I'm with you........can't be parted from me knife! Seems we pretty much paddle the Waka in the same direction...light gear; minimal kit - all the gear to address the priorities of survival if needs be! Cheers for sharing,…"
Mar 18, 2015

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Aaron Kerr commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Knife (Mercator), Small Torch (Led Lenser L3) + Spare Battery, 5m of Paracord, Whistle, Small Lighter, 4 Ranger Bands (Bicycle Tubing, 1 Inch/25mm Wide), Ferro Rod, Snaplock Bag (400mm x 600mm), Button Compass, Magnifying Glass (40mm in diameter, 6…"
Mar 18, 2015

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Dave commented on Simon Amos's blog post BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL
"Yup. "Given Up On". I have given up on carrying a ton of equipment, toys and gadgets that I very rarely used lol. I have scaled down my EDC (everyday carry) to about 1/2 of what it used to be. I used to carry so many items to try and cover…"
Mar 6, 2015

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Simon Amos posted a blog post

BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL

Dave's post about using webbing for Bushcraft got me thinking (uh-oh).What's in your Bushcraft Belt-Kit? Got any views on must-haves? Used (and given up on!) any 'lemons'? Lessons learned?See More
Mar 4, 2015

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Simon Amos commented on Dave's blog post Pouches, Packs, Belt and Bedroll
"I seem to remember that the real downside of the material wasn't that it absorbed water - which, as you suggest, could be solved by (a lot of!) wax - it was the stiffness of the gear once it was wet, making it harder to handle and seemingly…"
Feb 19, 2015

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What part of the country are you based?
Marlborough
Town/City where you are based
Blenheim
What are your interests?
Firecraft, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Survival skills, Plant identification, Tramping

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Great Outdoor Expo.

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 16:56 0 Comments

Great to see you at the Great Outdoor Expo. Enjoy using the gear you bought. Thanks for exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences. Not too late to sign up for the newsletter, if you didn't do so. Visit the website and register your interest. http://southislandsurvival.co.nz/contact-us/

South Island Survival at Outdoors Expo - 29 March 2015

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 19:29 0 Comments

South Island Survival (Caroline and Simon) have secured a display space at the Marlborough Express Great Outdoors Expo at Blenheim's A and P Showground on 29 March 2015. We'll have survival tools, equipment and Kits for sale; and would love to see you there to 'talk survival'.

http://marlborough4fun.co.nz/event/great-outdoor-expo/

BELT KIT FOR BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 6:00 9 Comments

Dave's post about using webbing for Bushcraft got me thinking (uh-oh).

What's in your Bushcraft Belt-Kit? Got any views on must-haves? Used (and given up on!) any 'lemons'? Lessons learned?

South Island Survival - Mistletoe Market

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 19:28 0 Comments

Thanks to those Bushcraft NZ Members who supported us at Blenheim's Mistletoe Market. We enjoyed meeting you,  talking to you about survival in general, hearing about your Bushcraft experiences and our showing you our products. We hope that those of you who bought gear from us get long and faithful service from them and that you'll be kind enough to review them on our on-line shop South Island Survival Products .Cheers,…

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